Internet Service Providers in Dover, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dover, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 55.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 32.26%

Internet Access in Dover, Minnesota

Dover Internet availability data on this page is calculated based on Form 477 datasets. Then, we ensure the data is compared and corrected against private records. We've verified 997 rows of FCC and privatized data about Internet access within Dover. Our research division has manually collected Internet pricing and agreement details for 208 residential broadband deals in Dover. Currently, there is limited speed test recordings on Dover — 109 total recordings in the last twelve month period. For this reason, you should pay more attention to the advertised plan speeds in the listings above.

CenturyLink is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 71 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Dover. For example, fixed wireless providers such as HBC are able to offer 40 Mbps over wireless technology. There are 2 companies in Dover offering specialized enterprise and smb products and services such as T1. The small business listings above include every local provider with business services advertised online, but home providers sometimes have unlisted business plans as well.

Taking a look now at network tech installed Dover, the most frequently available hardwired broadband technology infrastructures are DSL and Satellite, with 71.96% and practically one hundred percent respectively. DSL Internet service is delivered over phone lines on utility poles, and is sold by service providers like CenturyLink that own phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all other major wired Internet infrastructures except dial-up.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area for Dover residents. practically one hundred percent of the Dover area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Dover is 25 Mbps.

The majority of Dover homes have 4-5 options so far as residential Internet, which is competitive compared to other cities. Dover ranks at position 299th of 772 communities in Minnesota so far as Internet connectivity. Underserved blocks are low, with only 400 limited to one broadband option. View the map on this page to explore data about Dover and Internet access stats at the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dover, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
HBC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dover, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 72.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • HBC - 64.8% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 63.9% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dover

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Dover is the 299th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Chatfield, Eyota, and Saint Charles, but behind Lewiston and Elgin.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Olmsted County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 65% of people living in Dover have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 65% of Dover residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Olmsted County, approximately 6,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Dover

Internet companies have moved to add data "plans" to consumer Internet plans in recent years. This trend is certainly true for the Dover market, with Internet choices such as Mediacom advertising capped plans. It's not a large issue for most Internet subscribers, but is liable to be an issue for those that consume a large amount of high-def video. An HD video stream on Netflix uses about 3GB of data per hour, according to Netflix guidelines.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dover

Provider Type Coverage Speed
HBC Fiber and Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 88.8%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 72.0%+ 60 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 63.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 48.6%+ 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
HBC Fiber 20.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 14.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Dover to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dover 55.9 Mbps 8 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +293.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +51.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +43.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +55.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +59.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )